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ANDRE JOHNSON, WR - Houston Texans (11 catches, 207 Receiving Yards, 1 Touchdown)
Card to Grab - 2003 Playoff Contenders #141
Quarterback Matt Schaub is back leading the attack after missing four straight games due to injury and the Texans' offense is red hot, with receiver Andre Johnson leading the way. In Houston's 13-12 win over the Titans, Johnson had a career-high 207 receiving yards which also stands as a franchise record. He finished the day with 11 catches, putting him over the 100-reception mark for the second time in his NFL career. His league-leading 103 receptions ties a career mark while his league-leading 1,408 receiving yards is a career high for the former Hurricane. With the offense clicking and two games left in the season, the Texans have a shot at finishing 9-7 and an outside shot at making the playoffs.
ADRIAN PETERSON, RB - Minnesota Vikings (165 Rushing Yards)
Card to Grab - 2007 Playoff Contenders #104 AU/355
Adrian Peterson has Minnesota on a roll. By putting the team on his back, "All Day" has helped the Vikings rattle off four straight wins, putting them back on top of the NFC North. During that stretch, AD has run for more than 450-yards, including last week's 165-yard performance in a 35-14 win over the Cardinals. Peterson sits atop the NFL with more than 1,500 rushing yards - including nine games in which he has rushed for more than 100-yards.
ROOKIE ROLL CALL
In the absence of Marion Barber and first-round pick Felix Jones, Cowboys running back Tashard Choice has stepped up and filled the void, this time against division leader and defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants. Choice finished the day nine yards shy of reaching his first career 100-yard rushing game, ending up with 91 rushing yards, four catches for 52 receiving yards and one rushing touchdown in Dallas' 20-8 win.
Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden showed his versatility on the ground and through the air. D-Mac finished the day with 46 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground while also grabbing three catches for 68 yards in a loss to the Patriots.
ONES TO WATCH
STEVE BREASTON, WR - Arizona Cardinals (71 catches, 909 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns)
Card to Grab - 2007 Playoff Contenders #222 AU/274
It's not easy being a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals when you are third in line behind superstars Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin, but with Kurt Warner as your quarterback (and closing in on Dan Marino's career passing yards mark), you find that there are enough balls to go around. In just his second season, Steve Breaston is 91 yards away from the illustrious 1,000-yard receiving club that so many top wide-outs strive for. Breaston only caught eight balls for 92 yards in his rookie season, so if he joins the club, look for more collectors to take notice of the former Michigan receiver's cardboard
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Week 1 - Donovan McNabb, Michael Turner, Matt Forte, Eddie Royal, Matt Cassel
Week 2 - Kurt Warner, Brandon Marshall, Darren McFadden, Jonathan Stewart, Tim Hightower
Week 3 - Ronnie Brown, Drew Brees, Steve Slaton, Matt Forte, Veteran QBs (Gus Frerotte, Kerry Collins, Brian Griese)
Week 4 - Brett Favre, Larry Johnson, Eddie Royal, Donnie Avery, Robert Meachem
Week 5 - DeAngelo Williams, Clinton Portis, Steve Slaton, Matt Ryan, Kyle Orton
Week 6 - Andre Johnson, Maurice Jones-Drew, Matt Ryan, Harry Douglas, Correll Buckhalter
Week 7 - Steven Jackson, LenDale White, Chris Johnson, Joe Flacco, Dan Orlovsky
Week 8 - Brian Westbrook, Ted Ginn, Joe Flacco, Donnie Avery, Tyler Thigpen
Week 9 - Kurt Warner, Adrian Peterson, Joe Flacco, Matt Ryan, Chris Johnson, Byron Leftwich
Week 10 - Jay Cutler, Thomas Jones, Eddie Royal, Matt Ryan, Matt Forte, Brady Quinn
Week 11 - Matt Cassel, Anquan Boldin/Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Slaton, Jonathan Stewart, Leodis McKelvin, Brock Lesner
Week 12 - Matt Cassel/Randy Moss, Michael Turner, Terrell Owens, Matt Forte, Harry Douglas, Darren McFadden, Kevin Kolb
Week 13 - Brian Westbrook, Tony Romo, Steve Slaton, Chris Johnson, Peyton Hillis, Matt Forte, Mark Clayton
Week 14 - Matt Schaub, DeAngelo Williams, Matt Ryan, Jonathan Stewart, Kevin Walter